I feel like this is important. I don't feel like you agree.
You should know what you're getting into.
angst, feminist, veg(etari)an, female, ethnic jew, queer, living with 18 food allergies and mental health issues. I'm trying to deal.
I'm from Ohio but I'm living in Providence going to school at RISD. I have mixed feelings about it. I have mixed feelings about most things.
so it goes.
Nobody tries to take away your right to use a condom. Nobody hammers into your head that you should feel guilty and shameful about preventing your gift-from-God sperm from fertilizing an egg and thus ensuring the birth of a beautiful child. No politician tells you using condoms makes you a slut. Nobody bombs a convenience store that sells condoms, threatens people who put condom vending machines in areas, or attacks politicians who support condom use.
um, what? pretty sure that condom usage is pretty similar to hormonal birth control specifically in pill form/plan B
There are female condoms… ANYONE can buy/use male condoms…
And male birth control is not available, and has actually been opposed and prevented from existing in a readily available form.
female condoms are frowned upon in the same way.
condoms are “male” birth control
this post is cis sexist, I am sorry
Show me evidence that female condoms are frowned up in the same way.
And this post isn’t even about female condoms anyway…
I was referring to male birth control pills and easily easily reversible procedures.
They’re not available to anyone in the western world, and have been opposed by feminist groups in the past.
“men’s rights activist”
You don’t have any evidence, do you?
And you just label me as an MRA and you think that will discredit everything I say.
I don’t want women’s birth control to be criminalized.
But alternative men’s birth control doesn’t even exist.
And this “privilege” is a false equivalent.
I don’t owe you anything. The only proof I have is my lifetime experience. I don’t have any articles or online sources stored in my computer.
you can buy condoms over the counter at almost any drug store like place including gas stations without a prescription, without health insurance, for an affordable price
Anyone can buy them without health insurance for an affordable price.
And anyone can use them.
I don’t think I could just go buy female birth control pills any easier than you could.
Problem with female condoms is that they have a history of not being as… convenient as the other kind, it seems. Even though ANYONE could potentially buy them too.
But there IS no male birth control pill or procedure readily available for ANYONE.
It doesn’t exist despite the overwhelming need for it, it’s not past trail phases.
And the REASON female birth control is stigmatized has more to do with people considering sperm+egg=child than anything else.
This. analogy. doesn’t. work. you. dolt.
even though there aren’t as many options for birth control for people with penises, that doesn’t mean that it is less accessible.
the point is:
birth control for people with penises=accessible, affordable, and not stigmatized
birth control for people with vaginas=less accessible, less affordable, and extremely stigmatized
Condoms are non-sex-specific in terms of who they’re an option for, even though they’re attached to the males during the event.
And the reason Plan B isstigmatized… it wouldn’t make sense for condoms of any kind to be stigmatized. (It wouldn’t make sense for male birth control pills to be stigmatized under the same train of logic) It’s not a double standard at all.
It has everything to do with the fact that SOME people consider a fertilized egg morally equivalent to a child.
And yes, a thin layer of latex WOULD, indeed, be less expensive than… just about every type of medicine or pill, like, ever.
this is true. and this is why the privilege exists. women are demonized for having sex because it could result in a pregnancy. men are not.